Ohio’s Emergency Management Agency Shares Preferred Way to Meet Volunteer and Donation Need in Florida

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is watching the situation in Florida closely following Hurricane Ian. For those Ohioans who want to help with either donations or volunteer service, the state of Florida is using the Florida Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (commonly called Volunteer Florida) to coordinate donations and volunteer efforts.Read full story

ODNR Fall Forecast: Vibrant Color in Every Direction Inbox

2022 Fall Color Forecast and First Fall Color Report Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets, and fall leaves – soon vivid reds, oranges, and yellows, will pop signifying the shift of the season. Throughout the fall color changes, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will release weekly updates letting people know where to see the best hues and what unique activities can be enjoyed under a blanket of autumn leaves.

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Governor DeWine Announces More Initiatives to Make Ohio the Best Place in the Nation to Have a Baby, Raise a Family

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced he is enhancing his Bold Beginning Initiative to remove barriers to health care, ease financial burdens, and support parents.

“I have a vision for Ohio to be the best place in the nation to have a baby and raise a family,” said Governor DeWine.Read full story

USDA to Strengthen Integrity, Improve Customer Service through Tool to Prevent Duplicate Participation in SNAP

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service today announced the release of the National Accuracy Clearinghouse Interim Final Rule, the first step toward leveraging an innovative new tool to promote customer service and prevent duplicate participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.Read full story

Brown: We Must Protect Our National Security and Economy from Foreign Adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing entitled “Examining Outbound Investment.”

Sen. Brown’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow:

Earlier this year Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that, “Beijing wants to put itself at the center of global innovation and manufacturing, increase other countries’ technological dependence, and then use that dependence to impose its foreign policy preference.Read full story

OOD Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month With Hiring Events and Webinar

(COLUMBUS, OH) National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a campaign held every October to celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and raise awareness regarding the employment of people with disabilities. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is leading the state’s efforts across Ohio to promote the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.Read full story